Micro needling with PRP
(platelet rich plasma), also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, or the Vampire Facial, is ideal for the treatment of acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, lax skin, sun damaged, large pores, and uneven skin texture. It can be performed either on the face or body, and is suitable for all skin types and colors
How Micro needling with PRP Works
This therapy is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with quick recovery time, and is designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. The treatment actually involves the use of two procedures, micro-needling and PRP (platelet rich plasma) done consecutively
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
The First procedure is called PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). Platelet Rich Plasma is produced from an individual’s own blood. After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the PRP or the rich plasma from the blood itself. The blood is spun for about 15 min. PRP contains highly concentrated amounts of natural growth factors and other cytokines that promote the regeneration process of soft tissues. The PRP is first injected into the skin inducing a massive production of Collagen and Elastin and then is applied directly to the channels that were created from the micro-needling to further stimulate the natural healing process and creation of collagen.
The second procedure is called Micro-Needling. A small hand held, automatic device that contains tiny micro-needles is passed over the skin creating tiny micro-wounds, or channels, on the skin. During the body’s natural wound-healing process of these channels, collagen and elastin are automatically produced.
After the treatment, your skin will be slightly pink and feel slightly sunburned. For most people, your skin will completely recover in 24-72 hours. Your body’s collagen production usually takes about 4-8 weeks, so you will continue to see improvements over this time.
- Initial Consultation
- Procedure Time: Approximately 60 Minutes
- Sessions Required for Optimal Results: 3+ (4 to 6 Weeks Apart)
- Recovery Time: No Downtime – Slightly Pink Skin for 24-72 Hours